TITLE: Days of Becoming, Chapter 25 - "Revenge of the Red Widow"
'VERSE: X-Men movieverse
WARNINGS: Explicit sex, swearing, dubious pedagogy
BETAs: mofic and lux_apollo. Thanks for questioning me in all the right ways.
DISCLAIMERS: Marvel and 20th Century own the X-Men, I own my original
characters, and we have joint custody of the children.
SERIES SUMMARY: This novel focuses mainly on the paths Iceman and
Pyro take on their way to adulthood and how they discover and deal
with their love for each other. It is a novel about what Joni
Mitchell calls "the dream's malfunction" and how we can learn to make
our own dreams when our heroes fail us. Other X characters (including
ones from comicverse and elsewhere) and OC's play prominent roles and
the action begins before X1, continues through the events of X2 and
X3 and concludes in the aftermath of that movie.
PREVIOUSLY IN DAYS OF BECOMING: Mike and Andi's mutant youth tour
comes together, with a launch party planned at the mansion. Acclaimed
mutant trip-hop performer, The Dazzler has agreed to join the tour.
Meanwhile, John's life has started to lose its stable foundations.
Everything he thought he had is slipping away. Bobby and Rogue are
growing closer, and Xavier has told him he can't submit his poems to
a journal as this could bring the authorities down on him and the
whole school. Bobby, for his part, is drawn to the normalcy of having
a girlfriend and terrified to be associated in any way with John who
seems not to care if he's perceived as queer. After John reads a
homoerotic poem in class, Bobby asks Rogue to be his official
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